Photography: Corcoran

Industrial details abound in this West 31st Street apartment, which overlooks the nearby Empire State Building in Manhattan’s Midtown West.

New York studio LOT-EK designed the Midtown Manhattan home, converting the building’s former mechanical room into a living area and installing a 20-foot shipping container as the main bedroom.

Concrete walls, steel doors and exposed pipes lend the home a classic industrial feel, relieved by quirky details including newspaper dispensers that have been turned into shelves, and a fire escape ladder repurposed as the stairs to the top bedroom – which includes a bed on tracks that can be wheeled into storage.

Practice LOT-EK created the hybrid home using existing infrastructure and upcycled shipping containers
Photography: Corcoran

Future owners can gaze onto the wraparound roof terrace from a bay window constructed from the back part of a truck container, or head out to the leafy deck to admire the view of the neighbouring Empire State Building. The Manhattan property is listed for $995,000 with Joe Pellegrino, Nick Helmuth and Chazz Levi at The Corcoran Group.

The apartment takes over the Manhattan building's former mechanics room
Photography: Corcoran
The Manhattan property has a leafy terrace
Photography: Corcoran

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